It gets points for elements of mood and cinematography as well as the occasional good section of a conversation but sadly, as it turned out, the writer suffers from both heavy-handed and ham-fisted syndromes so the film ended up losing a lot of points throughout the (excessive) runtime. Unfortunately I do rather give more of a chance to films like this, with elements of magical realism, than perhaps I should... save yourself the epic banality of it all 😬🤷♂️😔
An Epic Attempt/An Epic FAIL!!!
My excitement was high at the outset of seeing one of my favorite mysteries produced as mini-series, with some not-untalented actors in the roles of beloved -or should that be despised- characters, too boot. Everyone from Tony Marston (Michel Raven in the '65 and '75 versions and Prince Nikita Starloff in the '45 Rene Clair film) to Vera Elizabeth Claythorne and yet... something was off from act one, scene one.
This three episode…
One of those times where my willingness to watch anything with Emma Roberts bit back.
Granted she usually does a great job and is soooo very charming in most things that she’s a good bet, though not really here. Even Michelle Ryan’s small role in this was painful to watch.
Seriously, it’s difficult to understand how some legitimately interesting elements can be mixed in such a way as to render this unwatchable.
Just about every character in this film…